The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 34 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.41% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.88% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +19.23%
SLA
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
17 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.05% 10.23% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
Average daily rate £356 £363 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.79% +22.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £333 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £406 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Chester region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Chester region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

SLA
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (50.00%) RUP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Process

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Network Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) RUP
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Process
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco